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9/20 side shot after zumba..wow I can't even believe that is me! weight 177


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When people talk about "adventures" I have visions of swimming with dolphins, petting a tiger, backpacking through europe...but for me right now...my choice to make 2012 the year to make a "better me" is the adventure I am on.

Like most adventures, they change your life, your way of thinking and how you see yourself. This is just what I need!

About me.. well here is a list of things I love *order is random :)
dogs, cats, my partner, gardening (and miss it greatly since moving to az) anything with polkadots, earrings, vintage style, baking, cooking, moijito's, self help books, northern ca ocean, helping others, my unmatching set of coffee mugs, good earth tea original, recycled everything, art of all types, music and more music, trees, old stuff no one wants, my collection of vintage suitcases and thimbles and last but not least... I'm learning to love myself... how awesome!


Member Since: 2/14/2012

Fitness Minutes: 7,652

My Goals:
I really don't know how much I want to lose as far as weight...I started at 251 earlier this year... and I thought gosh if I could just get back to 225 I'd be happy. (the lowest weight I remember being as an adult). But I've been inspired by sparkpeople and the people who spark and I feel the goal of 180 is reachable..maybe even more. For now that is the weight goal

My life goal..to change habits that I feel are unhealthy, from my ever worried state of anxious thoughts to my inability to de-stress and take time to enjoy life.

So my goals..in short are to make 2012 the year I start the journey to a better me.

And I'm sooo excited to make this happen.


My Program:
I am very eclectic and so my "program" is no different.

Basically...

Eat better by-

Increasing fiber
Smaller portions
Reduce trigger foods:
ice cream, fast food, fatty snacks
Smart swaps- using lower fat options, whole wheat options and any other exchange that is a heathly choice.

Get Active-
Walking, Biggest Loser DVD's, Gaiam stability ball workout, Sparkpeople workouts, kicking up the volume on my "home chore workouts" and pretty much just doing more than I did before.

Sparking-
Stay accountable by staying on sparkpeople. Refresh my motivation and motivate others. Use the resources to make the a lifestyle not another "good try" or fad in my life.

Being kind to myself-
While not directly a weight lose goal..A good part of y program is just treating myself better. Finding the time for me to enjoy life and feed my soul. This makes a more positive outlook which in turn makes all facets of this journey



Personal Information:
Goals

Fitness:
_X_ complete 1hr of cardio without stopping
___ walk 4 miles
___ walk 4 miles faster
_X_ reach 180 goal weight
___ **NEW Goal 170
___ complete a yoga class
_X_ try zumba
___ learn to jog/run
___ 20 crunches
___ 10 pushups (modified)
___ try dance class
___ Color Run - Jan 2013

*more to come*

Food:
(for 2012)

_X_ increase veg intake
_X_ 25grams fiber daily
_X_ smaller portions
_X_ stay at calorie goal

Better Me:

_X_ take me time weekly
___ focus on my dreams
_X_ be kinder to myself
___ deal with stress better
___ learn to let go
___ stay positive

Big Goals:

___ start doing art again
___ visit the greek isles
___ visit spain & italy
___ visit india
___ write a book (or more)
___ find my "calling"
___ start our family
___ volunteer again

**more to come**


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"Believe you can and you're halfway there."
Theodore Roosevelt




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  • v KALANTHA
    Just a line to keep in touch
    Because you are on my mind so much
    And even though, I’ve nothing to say
    You’ll know I thought of you today!

    Have a Sparkly day!!!

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    2895 days ago
  • v TWEETYKC00
    You are shining bright in the GLBTQ Spotlight and it shows!
    2901 days ago
  • v KALANTHA
    "At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." (Albert Schweitzer)

    Thank you for being my SparkPal and experiencing this adventure with me. You support means more to me than you'll ever know.

    Kath
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    2906 days ago
  • v PURPLE180
    So I did my 350 crunches last night (the number didn't sound to bad when I was planning) oh my did I feel it. Half way through I was like what was I thinkng, emoticon . I hope to see a real difference at the end of the month...
    2908 days ago
  • v KELLY122581
    Hey - how are things going with your hair loss? did you see a doctor yet? my doctor did a thyroid test, and the results came back slightly wonky - my TSH hormone is too high, possible signifying hypothyroidism.... which could explain the hair loss. I have to go back for a follow up, but I was just curious if you found anything out yet!? might talk to the doctor about thyroid and anemia issues - those were the two things my doc was most worried about.
    2914 days ago
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